Understanding the Nakab
Time & Location
About the Event
Did you know that Bedouins are indigenous to the land of Israel-Palestine and face similar practices of discrimination, land dispossession, and are often not recognised by the State of Israel? Right NOW there is a serious and less publicised struggle for civil and human rights in the Naqab (Negev) led by Bedouin activists and allies for recognition and basic infrastructure and services in unrecognised villages such as water, electricity, schools, kindergartens, and medical clinics as well as representation in the Knesset.
On June 27th, we will join our partners at Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality in a panel discussion to learn about the recent struggle for recognition and basic, basic civil rights.
The event will proceed as follows:
- A Brief history into unrecognised villages and why they exist
- A discussion with Amir Abu Kwider on community organising and working in his village’s committee and the fight for basic necessities
- An interactive conversation with Rafat Abu Aish, a journalist and activist who will discuss recent events, including how the bombardments in May impacted his experience as an Arab citizen in Israel, the changing government, and the coalition agreements that supposedly address human rights in the Naqab.